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[1-Day Tour] Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace (Private)

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Depart: Tue-Sun | Book in advance: 1 day

Beijing

Tian'anmen Square | Forbidden City | Temple of Heaven | Summer Palace | Cancel 24+ hours in advance for Free!

For private tours, "price from" is based on a group of 4.

Tian'anmen Square (天安门广场)

Standing in the middle of Tian'anmen Square, one is confronted with overwhelming representations of China's past and present powers-that-be, cast in an immense space that dramatizes China's modern history in spectacular fashion. Standing on ground where the Emperor's high officials once did business in classical courtyards and halls, one now finds the world's largest public square, with Mao's Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People and the Monument to the People's Heroes defining a space that is both austere and grand—and saturated with history and its ironies.

Forbidden City (紫禁城)

The Forbidden City, or "former palace" (故宫), is one of the must-see sights in Beijing. In the afternoon sunshine, the red walls and golden roof tiles cast a glow across the vast courtyards of this symbol of China's mighty imperial past. If pressed for time, try to spend at least half a day exploring; if you have more time, consider return trips—the Forbidden City's stately spaces and myriad treasures are best lingered over.

Temple of Heaven (天坛)

The Temple of Heaven, completed in 1420 during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle, was the most sacred space in which the emperor—also known as the Son of Heaven—performed the most important sacrifices and rites. The gods of earth, water, war, and civilian affairs were all honored, but it was the god of agriculture who received special attention. On the winter solstice, the emperor, after ritual fasts and purification, would beseech Heaven for bountiful harvests.

Summer Palace (颐和园)

An excellent expression of China's imperial spirit, the Summer Palace should be explored at leisure, even if it means setting aside a full day just to wander around soaking up the atmosphere. That said, if you're short on time, even a few hours exploring the halls, courtyards, pavilions, temples and wooded hillsides of this opulent lakeside retreat should prove a highlight of your Beijing visit.

Details

8:30 a.m. Beijing downtown hotel pickup

• Please note: Free pickup/drop-off available for hotels situated within the 4th Ring Road of Beijing, otherwise additional charge applies.

9:00 a.m. Tian'anmen Square (about 40 minutes)

10:00 a.m. Forbidden City (about 2 hours, closed on Mondays)

12:00 p.m. Temple of Heaven (about 1 hour)

1:00 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense)

2:00 p.m. Summer Palace (about 1.5 hours)

5:00 p.m. Transfer to hotel

• Please note: 2 shopping stops (silk/tea/pearl/jade) will be arranged during the trip, about 40 minutes.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking guide service

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in details

What is excluded?

1) Lunch

2) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

Cancellation policies:
Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Modification is not accepted, please cancel your booking first and rebook the product. Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 24 hours in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.

Pickup information:
On departure date you will be picked up from hotel (please check the pickup range as specified in details). You will be contacted before 10:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. We may contact you via phone (if provided), hotel reception, or email. If we cannot reach you before this time, please call the emergency contact number which you will find listed on the confirmation email.

Emergency contact:
Please call Adam @13911199167 for any urgent matters.

Please note:
Bookings made after 6:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity will be canceled.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.